Royal British Legion coffee morning 23 May

There will be a coffee morning in aid of the Royal British Legion at the home of Desmond and Margaret Gostling at 12 Pightle Way, Reepham, on Thursday 23 May from 10.00 am to midday. As well as tea/coffee and biscuits, there will be Bring & Buy, plants, tombola and a raffle.  I hope you will go along and support them!

James Joyce retains seat in County elections

Liberal Democrat James Joyce narrowly won today’s election for the Reepham Division of Norfolk County Council by 51 votes and a 34% share of the total votes cast.
The incumbent beat Kerrie Barnett (Conservative), who recorded 717 votes (31%) and Dominic Low with 510 votes (22%), with Christine Hemmingway (Labour) trailing with 292 votes (13%). The turnout was 35%.

Reepham Town Bowls Club - what a great start to the season

Well, we couldn't have asked for a better start to the season. The weather has certainly improved and we have signed up 10 new members with another four likely to join. We have purchased some new equipment, which was vital for the club through the kind donations we have received. I have mentioned these in earlier blogs, but once again thank you to you all.
On that note we are now desperate to purchase a new scarifier for the green, so if anybody can assist with a donation to go towards it, it would be greatly appreciated.

Far from Goodnight Vienna

Reepham Festival proudly presents... The Imperial Vienna Orchestra!!!

Yes, you did read that right – an orchestra will feature as the finale to the performance schedule in St Michael’s Church on Saturday. And not just any orchestra. We are pleased to welcome the Imperial Vienna Orchestra for a unique performance of a wide variety of pieces from Strauss to Andre Rieu, in the beautiful environs of the parish church.

Reepham & Salle Cricket Club juniors start training

Reepham & Salle Cricket Club starts its 2013 season Junior Cricket training on Wednesday 17 April and these continue until Wednesday 24 July.
Young cricketers between the ages of 5-16 are welcome to come along to learn, practice and play cricket, which will be taught by our England Cricket Board-qualified coaches.
We currently run groups for the following ages: U9, U11, U13 and U15.

Road closure: Nowhere Lane, Whitwell Common, 7 to 9 May

If you use the route regularly to reach the A47, make a note on your calendar that it will be closed from the 7th to 9th May, inclusive.  Pleae pass this information on to anyone you think needs to know.
Norfolk County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C266 Whitwell Common from the junction with the C199 Nowhere Lane north-eastwards for a distance of 150 m in Reepham because of new water connection work.

Reepham Town Bowls Club - don't forget the 20th April

Just a reminder that our opening day is the 20th April at 2.30 pm. Just pop along if you want to see if you are interested. It does not matter if you have never played before, and we hope to have a roll up if the weather permits. If it does rain, we will still be there so you can meet other members and have a cup of tea. There has been a good response so far, but the more the merrier. If you cannot make it we will also have a roll up on Thursday 25th April at 6.30 pm.

What can't Reepham afford to lose?

In the April issue of Reepham Life, Your Council Matters ran a feature about the importance of creating a Community Asset List and asked  you, “What can’t Reepham afford to lose?”  We are very grateful for the first response, which was as follows:
I suggest the following for the Community Asset List:


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